I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

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Penguin, Dec 2, 2003 - Fiction - 208 pages
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I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere explores how a life can be changed irrevocably in just one fateful moment.

A pregnant mother's plans for the future unravel at the hospital; a travelling salesman learns the consequences of an almost-missed exit on the motorway in the newspaper the next morning; while a perfect date is spoilt by a single act of thoughtlessness. In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness. Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved. A simple tale, yet long in substance, Someone I Loved ends like most great love affairs, forever leaving you wanting just one more moment.

 

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

A very enjoyable collection of short stories about characters dealing with real life issues, among which a woman going on a date with a stranger met on the street, a man responsible for a terrible ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lady_Lazarus - LibraryThing

Easy, short, clear, yes, but also totally forgettable. I read this book twice, because I wasn't sure if I had read it when I found it in my shelf - and couldn't remember when I had finished it. But ... Read full review

Contents

Courting Rituals of the SaintGermaindesPrés
This Man and This Woman
Lead Story
For Years
Epilogue
Copyright

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Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist. Referred to by Voici magazine as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker", Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris.

As of 2007, her three books have sold more than 3 million copies in France. Hunting and Gathering was made into a film in 2007 by Claude Berri, with Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet. The adaptation of her first novel, Je l'aimais, with Daniel Auteuil and Marie-Josée Croze, was filmed in 2009 by Zabou Breitman.

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